Remote Assistance – VNC

The setup of a PC for Remote Assistance becomes alsmost as important as a good backup policy. Although granting access to your system may create security threats, temporary connections can be made without too many compromises.

VNC is a good Freeware software that helps you around on different OS platforms. In most cases only Component One will suffice to get the job done:

Component One: Install TightVNC or http://www.uvnc.com/index.html

Check here if your VNC Server is running and can be accessed from the Internet.

If you have any questions, check VNC FAQ-o-Matic

Check also my post on port forwarding with VNC.

Component Two: Install No-IP (optional)

For easy retrieval over the Internet, assign a DNS name to your PC. No-IP offers a free dynamic DNS support.

Component Three: Install Putty (optional)

If you are concerned about the security, you may get TightVNC and Putty to work

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